StateWide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to enable students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. There are over 60 participating school districts and 500 SWAAAC team members across the state of Colorado.
Summer Symposium Schedule of Events Now Available
The schedule of events for the Summer Symposium is now available. Check out our featured workshops and register before April 13th to receive a reduced early bird rate!
New Toys Coming Soon!
Watch for the addition of new switch adapted toys including "The Animated Ostrich" and "What Does the Fox Say?" Available soon on the storefront!
RESNA Comes to Denver
The RESNA Conference will immediately follow the SWAAAC Symposium and the exhibit hall is free and open to the public. Visit the conference website for registration and event details.
Summer Symposium Exhibitor Registration Now Available
The exhibitor registration for the SWAAAC Summer Symposium is now open! For more information see our printable registration form or the online registration.
CMAS Social Studies and Science Accommodations Supplement Spring 2015 Now Available Under the Resources/Assessment Tab
Frameworks That Work: Organizing Language and Literacy Instruction for Learners Who Use AAC
On Friday April 17, we will host our SWAAAC Spring training featuring Michele Boruta, MS. This training will be hosted at Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado and will be available at select distance locations including Colorado Springs, Durango, Grand Junction, Haxtun, and Evanston, Wyoming. Find out more information here.
2015 SWAAAC Summer Symposium
The annual SWAAAC Summer Symposium of 2015 will be held June 8-9 at the Auraria Higher Education Center in downtown Denver. This 2 day conference features workshops, break-out sessions, and roundtable discussions addressing topics related to the academic support needs of students with disabilities. Find out more information here. Register by April 13 to receive a reduced early bird rate!
Text to Speech Functionality for the PARCC Assesments
PARCC has released a concise and comprehensive guide on how to use the text to speech function on their assesments. You can find this guide here or on our assesment page under resources.
2014 PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual
In late November, PARCC released the 2014 edition of the Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual. This is a comprehensive document that helps guide decision making teams to ensure that the PARCC assessments provide valid results for all students. Find out more information and read the manual here.
Meet UNI: The Interpreter Tablet
UNI is a new Windows Tablet that was designed to interpret ASL into written and spoken English. The UNI can also turn speech into text. The UNI is set to release in Fall 2015. Click here to learn more.
Important Dates to Remember
SWAAAC Advisory Committee Meeting
April 9, 2015
8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: ATP Denver Office
Spring Team Coordinators Meeting
April 10, 2015
8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus, Shore Family Forum
SWAAAC Spring Training with Michele Boruta, MS
April 17, 2015
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Distance Locations: Colorado Springs, Durango, Grand Junction, and Haxtun
Monthly Web Conference
April 23, 2015
SWAAAC Summer Symposium
June 8-9, 2015
8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Auraria Higher Education Center
SWAAAC 101: AT & the Law, AT & the IEP, Intro to SWAAAC Loanbank, AT Assessment, AT & Transition
On-demand via online Moodle trainings